Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992


94.—(1) The Minister may make regulations providing for the payment to the Agency, or such other public authority or other body as may be specified, of fees in relation to—

(a) licences under section 83 or reviews of licences under section 88 ,

(b) the operation of an accreditation scheme or an analytical quality control programme under section 66 ,

(c) the operation of a labelling scheme under section 78 ,

(d) the operation of a system of control for the prevention or limitation of noise under section 106 , or

(e) the operation of a system of control over genetically modified organisms under section 111 ,

and the regulations may provide for different fees or for exemption from the payment of fees or for the waiver, remission or refund (in whole or in part) of fees in different circumstances or classes of circumstances or for different cases or classes of cases and for the manner in which fees are to be disposed of.

(2) Where under regulations under this section a fee is payable in respect of any application or matter, the application or matter shall be invalid and shall not be decided or otherwise dealt with, as may be appropriate, by the Agency or such other public authority or other body as may be concerned unless the Agency or other public authority or other body, as the case may be, is in receipt of the fee.

(3) Regulations under subsection (1) (a) shall be subject to the consent of the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Industry and Commerce.